Rugby Nina and the Neurons


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Fun science for preschoolers. Nina looks at what sports players eat and drink, and experimenters Eyeshah and Samiyah investigate why we get thirsty when we play sport.


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# If you've got a question and you don't know where to go

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# Ask Nina for some help Cos she's got a science show

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# She makes sense of her senses While helping all her fans

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# By doing her experiments with potions and with bangs

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-# Touch your tongue

-Tongue

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-# Fingers

-Fingers

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-# Eyes

-Eyes

-Ears

-Ears

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-# Nose

-Nose

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# Nina and the Neurons find out what you need to know

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# Nina and the Neurons find out what you need to know

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# Luke, he helps us with our eyes and Felix with our touch

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# Ollie sniffs out smells and scents and Belle, she hears so much

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# Bud is Ollie's brother He helps us with our taste

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# They're Nina's little Neurons and they're coming to your place

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-# Touch your tongue

-Tongue

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-# Fingers

-Fingers

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-# Eyes

-Eyes

-Ears

-Ears

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-# Nose

-Nose

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# Nina and the Neurons find out what you need to know

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# Yeah! Nina and the Neurons find out what you need to know

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# Oh, yeah! #

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Oh, hello, there. I'm just experimenting with some flavours

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to make a fresh fruit salad. Yum, yum.

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BEEPING

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I hear a beep, I see a flash. I wonder what they're going to ask.

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-BOTH: Hi, Nina!

-Hi.

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-We've got a question for you.

-What do sport players eat and drink?

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That's a great question. What do sports players eat and drink?

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Many sports players use up lots of energy running around

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or concentrating on winning their game.

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So what they eat and drink can make a huge difference to their success.

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Why don't you come down to my lab and we'll investigate?

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See you soon, Nina. Bye!

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Bye. Well, I'm going to need some help to answer this one.

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I know just who to ask. OK, Neurons, time to get to work.

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ALL: Neurons at the ready, Nina.

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OK. Today's question is, what do sports players eat and drink?

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Which Neuron will be most useful to help find the answer?

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ALL: Me! Me! Me! Oh, me!

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Will it be fabulous Felix?

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I can help so very much if you need the sense of touch.

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Will it be beautiful Belle?

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I send messages to brain from ear.

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If there's a sound, I'll help you hear.

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Will it be lovely Luke?

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For looking and seeing, day or night,

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I'll help you with your sense of sight.

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Will it be awesome Ollie?

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If it's pongy or whiffy but you can't tell,

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my messages help your sense of smell.

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Or will it be baby Bud?

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Sour, salty, bitter or sweet,

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I'm your taste buddy whenever you eat!

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-It's Bud.

-Yippee!

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CHEERING

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-OTHERS CHANT:

-Go, Bud! Go, Bud! Go, Bud!

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Give me a taste of the action, Nina.

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Today's question is, what do sports players eat and drink?

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We taste when we eat and drink, so Bud will be helping us today.

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I need to get the lab ready before the experimenters arrive.

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Ayesha loves spaghetti. Samiyah likes playing card games.

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Athletes look really fast.

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Boxers look really muscly.

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But they both want to know, what do sports players eat and drink?

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So today, for one day only,

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Samiyah and Ayesha become the experimenters!

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-Hi, guys.

-BOTH: Hi, Nina.

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Welcome to my lab and thank you for your great question -

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what do sports players eat and drink?

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To find out, let's start by using our senses.

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ALL: Whoop, whoo! A senses experiment.

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We're ready, Nina!

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First, let's have a think about our favourite foods.

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-So what do you like?

-Potato.

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Spaghetti.

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Ooh, spaghetti, potatoes.

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I had some delicious fruit salad earlier,

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and I've also got some of my favourite foods here.

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These are healthy foods which are good for our bodies.

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But why is that? Let's get experimenting.

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OK, look at this cool little fan.

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Now, I wonder if it'll move on its own.

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Let's see if it's got a battery.

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No, no battery. But it's going to need energy to make it move.

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What about using potatoes?

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Did you know that you can make a battery using a potato?

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BOTH: No, Nina.

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OK, experimenters, watch this.

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-Hey!

-NINA LAUGHS

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Yes. Potato power worked.

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NEURONS: Hooray. It worked. Yeah!

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So this little fan needs energy to move.

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By connecting all these wires,

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it's able to get energy from our special battery.

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We are just like this little fan.

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Our bodies need energy to move.

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But we're not connected to a battery,

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-so how do you think we get our energy?

-From eating food.

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Yes, eating food like potatoes

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gives our body the energy it needs to work.

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So do sports people need more energy, Nina?

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Interesting question, Felix.

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People who do very active sports like running,

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football or rugby, they use up a lot of energy,

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so they need to eat very regularly to power their bodies.

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So our bodies get energy from food.

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And the more exercise we do, the more we need to eat.

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Do sports players eat the same thing, Nina?

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That's a great question.

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Well, to find out more, let's go and watch some fast action.

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I know just the place.

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Oh, goody. I love this bit. I wonder where Nina is taking us.

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Nina mentioned finding some fast action.

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Perhaps it's a car rally with oily petrol smells.

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And speedy racing cars.

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BUD IMITATES CAR

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It's noisy, but I don't hear cars.

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I promised you guys some fast action,

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so let's watch these fantastic rugby players in action.

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What do you notice about the size and shape of the rugby players?

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-Some look really strong.

-Some look smaller.

-That's right.

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A successful rugby team is made up of a mixture of shapes and sizes.

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Some players are small and fast, so they can run with the ball.

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And some players are big and muscly

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so they can stop the other team from getting the ball.

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-Do they all eat the same food, Nina?

-That's a great question, Bud.

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Let's go and meet a couple of players to find out.

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Experimenters, this is Jordan and Sam.

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-KIDS: Hello.

-All right, guys?

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Jordan and Sam play for the same rugby team,

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but what do you notice about their sizes?

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-Jordan is much bigger.

-That's right.

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Jordan does a lot of pushing in rugby,

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so it helps to be big and muscly.

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Sam does lots of running, so it helps to be smaller and lighter.

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Guys, we're trying to find out what sports people eat and drink.

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-Is this the food you would eat when you're training?

-Yes.

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-I'd eat most of these foods every day.

-Yeah, me too.

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-Especially when I'm training.

-That's a lot of food.

-It is, Luke.

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Jordan and Sam do a lot of exercise,

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so they need to eat a lot of food for energy.

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But it's different types of food.

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So let's do an experiment.

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We've got different food in different coloured bowls.

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The red bowls are for proteins.

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The yellow for carbohydrates and the green bowls are vitamins.

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What I want you to do is to sort the bowls into each type of food.

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My goodness.

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Well done! Now, what do you notice about Jordan's food?

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Jordan has more red bowls.

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-Is that right?

-Yes, Nina. I eat lots of meat, eggs, cheese and fish.

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They're all foods which are high in proteins,

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which help to build muscles. That's ideal for Jordan,

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who needs to be big and strong to push other players in a rugby game.

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-What about Sam's food?

-He has lots of yellow bowls, Nina.

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Yes, I eat lots of bread, pasta and rice, Nina.

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They're all carbohydrates,

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which give us lots of energy that lasts a long time.

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So they're ideal for Sam, who does lots of running around.

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Oh, so different food helps sports players do different things.

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Yes. Well done, Bud.

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But what about the food in the green bowls?

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They're full of vitamins. So who eats those?

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-Both of them, Nina.

-That's right.

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Both Jordan and Sam eat plenty of fruit and vegetables

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because they're really important.

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They keep their bodies working well. But it's the same for all of us.

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If we eat a variety of all these foods,

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we should have lots of energy to do everything we want to do,

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including playing rugby.

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Thank you. Bye.

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BOTH: Bye, guys.

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Nina needs a drink.

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You're absolutely right, Bud.

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Exercise does make us thirsty, and there's a very good reason why.

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I know a great experiment that'll help to explain.

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This is Peter. He's a rugby player.

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He's going to help us find out why we get thirsty when we play sport.

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-Hi, Peter.

-Hi, Nina. Hi, guys.

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BOTH: Hi, Peter.

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Peter, are you feeling thirsty right now?

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No, I've had quite a lot to drink this morning.

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Peter, we're going to weigh you to find out how heavy you are

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when you're not thirsty. On you go.

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-What does it say, experimenters?

-83.5.

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That's right. 83.5kg.

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That's what he weighs when he's had plenty to drink.

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But we want to find out if his weight is any different

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when he gets thirsty.

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We know that we get thirsty when we exercise,

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so Peter is going to do some fast cycling in this very hot room,

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and we'll see what happens.

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What do you notice about Peter's face?

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-He looks hot and sweaty.

-Yes.

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It's normal to sweat when you exercise,

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but because Peter's in this special hot room, he's sweating even more.

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-He's working very hard.

-You're right, Felix.

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But Peter is specially trained to do this experiment.

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You should never try this at home. I think that's long enough.

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Well done, Peter. Thank you so much. How are you feeling?

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I'm tired and thirsty, Nina. NINA LAUGHS

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I've got a drink of water here, but before you take a sip,

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can we weigh you again, please? Thank you.

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Now what weight is he, experimenters?

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82.2kg, Nina.

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Wow. 82.2kg! Peter, you can have a drink of water now.

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So Peter's weight went down 1.3kg during that experiment.

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Is that because he's sweating, Nina?

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Yes, it was, Belle. Our bodies have lots of water in them,

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and when we sweat, we lose water through our skin.

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So Peter has lost a lot of water through sweating today,

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so he needs to drink lots of water to replace what he's lost.

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But drinking water is good for us all the time.

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-No matter what we're doing.

-Exactly, Neurons.

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So your question was, what do sports players eat and drink?

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I think we've answered it.

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Our bodies need food for energy.

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Different types of foods are good for different things.

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Exercise uses energy, makes us sweat and lose water.

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So it's important to drink plenty of water...

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Whether you're exercising or not.

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So I hope that's answered your question.

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BOTH: Thanks, Nina. Bye.

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You're welcome. Bye.

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If you want to know more about the science that's all around us,

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go to the Nina section on the CBeebies website. Have fun.

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ALL: On your marks, get set, go!

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# Get sporty

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# Doobie-doobie, doop-doop, doobiddy-doo

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# Get sporty

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# Doobie-doobie, doop-doop, doobiddy-doo

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# If you're itching for some exercise

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-# From your head down to your toes

-Toes

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# Why not try out something new

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-# And give it a real go?

-Go

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# Whenever you are restless

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-# And feeling kind of bored

-Bored

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# Grab your friends and go outside

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-# And try a brand-new sport

-Oh

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# Get sporty

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# Doobie-doobie, doop-doop, doobiddy-doo

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# Get sporty

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# Doobie-doobie, doop-doop, doobiddy-doo

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# Spinning, throwing, running, jumping

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# Lots of fun to do

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# Cycling, diving, sliding, rolling

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-# It's really up to you

-Yoo-hoo

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# If you're wondering how a swimmer swims

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# Or a bike can go so fast

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# Give it a bash and make it last

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# It's time to go get sporty

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# Oh

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# Get sporty

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# Doobie-doobie, doop-doop, doobiddy-doo

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# Get sporty

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# Doobie-doobie, doop-doop, doobiddy-doo. #

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And remember whether it's inside, outside,

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on a bike or in a pool, we can all try something new and get sporty.

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-See you again soon. Bye.

-Bye!

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Superscientist Nina and her young Experimenters travel the UK in search of sporting wonders. With the help of Nina's five animated sense Neurons, they explain why sports people are so amazing and how we can all get out and get sporty.

Nina investigates what sports players eat and drink - with the help of Bud, her taste neuron.

Experimenters Eyeshah and Samiyah visit Nina in her lab and discover that eating food gives us energy. Next, they meet some rugby players and see that they are different shapes and sizes. Then they find out why they eat lots of different things. Finally, they do an experiment in a really hot place to see why we get thirsty when we play sport.


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